- Casement window
A casement window (or casement) is a window that is attached to its frame by one or more
hinges. [cite book
coauthors =Poppeliers, Chamers, Jr. & Schwartz
title =What Style is it?
publisher =John Wiley and Sons
pages = p. 98
isbn = 0-471-14434-7] Casement windows typically are hinged at the side, sometimes at the top or bottom. They are used singly or in pairs within a common frame, in which case they are hinged on the outside.
Casement windows were the most common house window before the
sash windowwas introduced, and usually contain leaded glass. [cite web
publisher=Illustrated Architectural Dictionary
accessdate=2008-01-18] These casement windows usually were hinged on the side, and opened inward. The windows were covered by functional exterior shutters, which opened outward.
They are opened with a crank or a
leveror camhandle placed at around hand height or at the bottom and serve as window locks. [cite book
first = Francis
last = Ching
year = 1997
title = A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
location = New York
publisher = Van Nostrand Reinhold
pages= p. 113, 116, 273
id = ISBN 0-442-02462-2] A crank is necessary when the window opens outward, to hold the window in position despite wind.
Often the glass panes are set in a
rabbeted frame and sealed with beveled puttyor glazingcompound to secure the glass.
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